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FEI Tribunal Imposes Ten-Year Suspension on Andrew Kocher

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 22, 2021, 2:30 PM EST

The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) unequivocally supports the decision of the FEI Tribunal to suspend athlete Andrew Kocher for 10 years and disqualify his results from eight events between June 2018 and November 2019 for the use of electric spurs. Mr. Kocher has also been fined CHF 10,000 and ordered to pay costs of CHF 7,500. USEF will reciprocate the suspension which began provisionally October 28, 2020 pending the FEI Tribunal hearing. “The U.S. Jumping Team does not...

USEF Advanced Pony and Intermediate Combined Driving National Championships Underway at Katydid CDE

by Kathleen Landwehr, US Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 22, 2021, 9:29 AM EST

Yvette Harris, defending USEF Intermediate Pair Pony Horse Combined Driving National Champion (MbDixon Photography) Mill Spring, N.C. – The Katydid Combined Driving Event at the Tryon International Equestrian Center is ready to begin following the horse inspection. Running from April 22-25 in Tryon, N.C., the Katydid CDE presents the action of the USEF Advanced Pony and Intermediate Combined Driving National Championships. Six national championship titles are up for grabs in Tryon. USEF...

Talented Combinations Ready for Start of 2021 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event Presented by MARS Equestrian™

by Kathleen Landwehr, US Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 21, 2021, 5:11 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – An exciting week of competition is set to begin at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by MARS Equestrian (LRK3DE). A field of 63 combinations from seven countries are vying for top honors in the CCI5*-L. The world-class event at the Kentucky Horse Park also hosts the Land Rover/USEF CCI5*-L Eventing National Championship presented by MARS Equestrian. The highest-placed U.S. combination in the CCI5*-L earns the national champion title and will be presented...

USEF Announces Spectator Protocols for USEF-Licensed Competitions

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 20, 2021, 5:00 PM EST

US Equestrian has updated its COVID-19 Action Plan for Licensed Competitions (Action Plan) to include protocols specific to allowing spectator attendance at a limited capacity beginning May 3, 2021. Last week, US Equestrian announced the maximum capacity for spectators at competitions in its April 14 communication . This follow-up announcement of the specific spectator protocols will provide competition organizers, licensed officials, and other stakeholders with sufficient time to prepare for a...

US Equestrian and Land Rover Announce Expanded Partnership Through 2023

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 20, 2021, 2:21 PM EST

Lexington, KY. – Land Rover has remained a valued partner of US Equestrian and dedicated sponsor of the U.S. Eventing Team for more than a decade. This week, Land Rover confirmed its continued support of US Equestrian with a multi-year agreement as title sponsor of the U.S. Eventing Team, the U.S. Eventing Grant Program, and the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by MARS Equestrian™. Now, US Equestrian is pleased to announce that Land Rover has expanded its support of...

Adequan® Continues as Official Joint Therapy of US Equestrian and Sponsor of U.S. Para Dressage Team, USEF Para Dressage National Championship

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 16, 2021, 10:00 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. – American Regent Animal Health, manufacturer of Adequan® i.m. (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan), will continue its longtime support of US Equestrian through the 2021 competition season. Adequan continues as the Official Joint Therapy of US Equestrian and remains the title sponsor of the USEF Para Dressage National Championship and the U.S. Para Dressage Team. The Adequan U.S. Para Dressage Team is currently the top team on the FEI Para Dressage World Team Ranking List....

US Equestrian Announces U.S. Jumping Team Short List Ahead of Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Team Selection

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 15, 2021, 5:45 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian has announced the 10 athletes who have been selected to the U.S. Jumping Team Olympic Short List for continued observation ahead of team selection for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games later this summer. The following athletes and horses have been selected to the U.S. Jumping Team Olympic Short List and are listed in alphabetical order: Lucy Deslauriers (New York, N.Y.) and Hester , a 16-year-old Belgian Warmblood gelding owned by Lisa Deslauriers Kent Farrington...

USEF Announces Competition Spectator Capacity

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 14, 2021, 4:35 PM EST

US Equestrian is pleased to announce that beginning May 3, 2021, licensees of USEF competitions are permitted to welcome a limited number of spectators back to their competitions. Dr. Mark Hart, USEF Chief Medical Officer stated, “In the spirit of moving our sport forward and recognizing the ever-changing dynamics of the Covid-19 pandemic resulting from the increasing number of distributed vaccines, we are working to finalize the specific protocols related to a measured return of...

Adequan®/USEF Eventing Youth Team Challenge Adds Two New West Coast Legs

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 12, 2021, 6:00 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce the addition of two new 2021 dates for the Adequan®/USEF Eventing Youth Team Challenge (YTC): Adequan/USEF Eventing Youth Team Challenge Paso Robles – Sept. 23-26, 2021 – Levels: CCI3*-S, CCI2*-S - Paso Robles, Calif. Adequan/USEF Eventing Youth Team Challenge Woodside - Oct. 7-9, 2021 – CCI3*-S, CCI2*-S – Woodside, Calif. These added short format West Coast legs were approved by the USEF Board of Directors...

US Equestrian Announces Team for the 2021 Longines FEI Endurance World Championship

by U.S. Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 8, 2021, 3:30 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce the athlete/horse combinations that will represent the United States at the 2021 Longines FEI Endurance World Championship, scheduled to take place May 21-22 at San Rossore, Pisa, Italy. The following combinations will represent the U.S. Endurance Team and are listed in alphabetical order: Karen Binns-DiCamillo (Las Cruces, N.M.) and RGS Ragnar Ze Monarch , her own 2009 Arabian gelding Holly Corcoran (Stroudsburg, Pa.) and Poete , her...